serviceYour Buick Car Dealership Service in Canada wants to pass along some valuable information to you regarding your car, truck or SUV’s tires.  All weather tires seem to be the way to go in the U.S., but did you know that those are not really the best thing for your car in terms of giving you the safest, best and most economical ride each season?  “All-season tires are a North American phenomenon; virtually nowhere else in the world do cars run on a single set of tires year-round when the climate can get cold enough for snow. Instead, drivers in those markets run summer tires when the weather is favorable and switch to winter rubber for the colder months.”

Your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealer Service knows that the winter tires give you extra grip and ability when breaking and taking corners, so they tend to be the safest ride in the winter months.  The summer tires also get a much needed break when removed and stored during the winter months.  In fact, investing in that second set of tires can really be a good thing on many levels.

The more the car is geared towards driving performance too, like begin able to accelerate and maintain speed around turns, the less experts will recommend the all weather tire alternatives because it really does compromise a car’s driving ability.   “Because rubber compounds tend to work best when formulated for a specific temperature range, all-season tires have compromised grip in warm and cold conditions, hence the playful ‘no-season tire’ nickname they’ve earned in some circles.”  Car and Driver recently did tests on the grip-centric nature of the tires in question.  “The results of our two grip-centric tests—lateral acceleration and braking—show a dramatic decline in dry grip with the new Pirelli P Zero Nero All-Season tires fitted to our test car versus the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 summer rubber (both are sized 235/40R-18 all around).”  The proof is in the numbers and when you shop for your nex new or used Buick Car from Thunder Bay, make sure you budget for proper tires as well.